Then, on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a tragic accident, trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakens in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a lush Garden of Eden, but a place where your earthly life is explained to you by five people. These people may have been loved ones or distant strangers. Yet each of them changed your path forever.
One by one, Eddie's five people illuminate the unseen connections of his earthly life. As the story builds to its stunning conclusion, Eddie desperately seeks redemption in the still-unknown last act of his life: Was it a heroic success or a devastating failure? The answer, which comes from the most unlikely of sources, is as inspirational as a glimpse of heaven itself.
In The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom gives us an astoundingly original story that will change everything you�ve ever thought about the afterlife � and the meaning of our lives here on earth. With a timeless tale, appealing to all, this is a book that readers of fine fiction will treasure.
©2003 Mitch Albom, Inc. All rights reserved; (P)2003 Hyperion
"Mitch Albom lifts us to a new level. You'll find here echoes of the classics � The Odyssey, for one � and that puts Albom's book in the best of company." (Frank McCourt)
"This is the fable you will devour when you fall in love. This is the tale you will keep by your side when you are lost. This is the story you will turn to again and again, because it possesses the rare magic to let you see yourself and the world anew. This book is a gift to the soul." (Amy Tan)
In a go-go world where few stop to think about what life is really all about, this book is a reminder that our lives are important and do count. We are significant and the impact our lives have on others cannot often be understood in this life time. I was very glad that I took the time to listen to this wonderful story. I hope you do too. You won't be sorry.
I expected more from the book given the reviews. Although it is short, it is hard to maintain interest in the book. The lessons that are supposed to be taught are difficult to discern. I had to go back multiple times trying to figure out what he was trying to say. When I finshed, all I thought was--What was that all about? For someone looking for spirituality guides, there are many better books out there.
This was a very boring read...characters were boring, events were dull..I just couldn't see why any of this would be worth writing about! And the musical interludes were very annoying. I didn't like the writer's premise or the "life lessons" he put in the book...I just didn't like a single thing about this book.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven was recommended to me by a dear and close friend. It went unlistened to for quite a while because it wasn't a "first page grabber". I knew what it was going to say anyway. (Or so I thought!)
This book is truly a life changer and I recommend it to anyone.
I thought the best part of this audio book is how beautiful the writing is. Luckily the narration is great or I might not have picked up on it (or been too annoyed to notice).
The story is fascinating and makes you wonder about the 5 people in your life.
Excellent, excellent book, those who provided poor reviews its obvious they were 'hoping' for something else. Let the story be told to you, better yet, stick to your Sidney Sheldon blah blah novels or whatever it is that 'ignites' you. Its obvious you wouldn't know a great book if it hit you upside the head.
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